Fla. House Committee Passes Extension Of Sugar Farm Tax

Law360, Miami (March 7, 2013, 5:04 PM EST) -- A Florida House of Representatives committee on Thursday approved a bill extending a $25-per-acre tax on sugar farmers to help pay for Everglades restoration, despite opposition from environmental groups who say it would still leave taxpayers to pick up the bulk of the $880 million cleanup tab.

Members of the House State Affairs Committee voted unanimously to report out PCB SAC 13-01, which extends the $25-per-acre tax — set to end in 2017 — until 2024, at which point the tax would be reduced to $10...
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